Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sticky

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources has scheduled two free household hazardous-waste collection events:

Saturday (Aug. 20) at the Anza Transfer Station. 40329 Terwilliger Road, Anza 9am - 2pm

Saturday (October 15) at the Pinyon Transfer Station, Pinyon 9am - 2pm

The collection is open to all Riverside County residents.

The department provides an opportunity for Riverside County residents to keep hazardous waste out of the county landfills and ensure it is properly managed.

The event will accept residentially generated household hazardous wastes from Riverside County residents only. Waste from businesses or non-profits will not be accepted.

Typical wastes include used motor oil, paint, antifreeze, household and automotive batteries, pesticides, cleaning products, sharps (needles/syringes or lancets), unused medication (except controlled substances), fluorescent lamps, and electronic wastes such as televisions, computers, VCRs and telephones. Limit the amount of waste transported to no more than 15 gallons, or 125 pounds maximum per vehicle. Individual containers should be no larger than five gallons nor weigh more than 50 pounds.

The collection will not accept explosives, radioactive material, ammunition, asbestos, compressed-gas cylinders over 40 pounds, or infectious or medical waste other than sharps.

The event is subject to cancellation during inclement weather or for other hazardous conditions as determined by the county.

For more information, contact the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at (951) 486-3200 or (800) 304-2226, or click on this link

REVERSE 9-1-1 Sticky

Early Warning Notification System

The County of Riverside has a system that uses telephones to alert residents and businesses in Riverside County who are affected, threatened, or might be endangered by an emergency event or a disaster.

The system uses phone numbers in the region’s 9-1-1 database to contact listed and unlisted land-line telephones. It is TTY/TDD capable. If the call is picked up by an answering machine, the system will leave a voice message.

Because the 9-1-1 database includes only land-line numbers, other phone numbers must be registered. If you have a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) or cellular telephone and would like to be notified over the device, you must register those telephone numbers to be included in the notification system.

To register your VOIP or cellular telephone, go to

Click the "Register Now" button and complete the form. Each number will be added to the regional database within 60 days. It is important to note that each number registered can only be associated with one residential or business address in the system.

The telephone numbers you register will be called only when a disaster or emergency affects the address associated with a telephone number.

ThePinyonOpinion thanks Riverside Sheriff's Department Sergeant Michael Gaunt for sharing the above information.


Ongoing: Wildfire Fuel Reduction Abatement
Ensure that you have Defensible Space surrounding your home and property.
Fire agencies will be using a checklist to inspect your home and property to ensure that you are in compliance with PRC 4291.

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Ongoing: During our HOT days try to not use clothes washers/dryers, a/c units and other high energy demand appliances between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Yes, we like to be cool in our homes during those hot evenings however high energy use can result in power outages. A spritz of water from a spray bottle in front of a fan provides a great relief and helps prevent those brownout times. Try, try to keep your a/c temp set at no lower than 78 degrees. Turn ceiling fans off if you're not in the room.

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